Honorable Terry Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB2620 by Martinez (Relating to the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles, including the enforcement of motor vehicle size and weight limitations; creating a criminal offense.), As Introduced
The provisions of the bill addressed by this analysis would amend the Transportation Code as it relates to the movement of oversized or overweight vehicles. Under the provisions of the bill, for a person to operate an oversized or overweight vehicle on a public highway with a permit on which the person is not named would, under specified circumstances, be punishable as a class C misdemeanor.
A Class C misdemeanor is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 (up to 180 days of deferred disposition and no confinement). This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill would not result in a significant impact on the demand for state correctional resources.
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